40's apparel

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Hunter Lomire, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. Hunter Lomire

    Hunter Lomire New in Town

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    Sorry if this is the wrong thread, i'm new. I'm a WWII reenactor so I have some experience with having a hard time finding vintage apparel that fits. I'm 6' 2" 185 lb chest 44L, pants 36-38x 34, hat size 7 3/8, shirt size 17x34. Does anyone have any nice 40's apparel they'd part with? it doesn't have to be top of the line or rare.
     
  2. emigran

    emigran Practically Family

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    what about film wardrobe sites ...
     
  3. Hunter Lomire

    Hunter Lomire New in Town

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    Do you mean like the "costumes" they use in productions then sell it off afterwards? I never really thought of that.
     
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  5. Hunter Lomire

    Hunter Lomire New in Town

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    i'll look into that, thanks. :)
     
  6. VintageEveryday

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    you're almost the exact same size as me. I'm a 44-46, 38-40 waist. 6'0, 225, so we're fairly close. It's impossible to find anything on the cheap as far as hats and shirts go. Suits? forget about it. I haven't seen anything bigger than a size 40-42 for suits or suit separates. Though i found ONE pair of 40s pants that fit perfectly just yesterday, that's about it. My advice is to scour local theift shops, ebay and etsy for 1940s /style/ suits, because anything that old is rare, even in smaller sizes.
     
  7. Hunter Lomire

    Hunter Lomire New in Town

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    Sorry for the late reply, work...
    I've found some quality reproduction clothing through Darcy clothing that looks damn good. I'm trying to get a nice winter outfit based on my wwii wool overcoat.
     
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  8. Rudie

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    Have a look at SJC. Great reproductions. Suits and trousers will be available in the near future. www.simonjamescathcart.com Also take a look at the SJC forum to get an idea what is in the pipeline.
     
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  9. VintageEveryday

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    What sort of suits and trousers? Do you know?
     
  10. Rudie

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    Have a look at the forum. There is lots of stuff. Suits are teens and 30s, with all bells and whistles.
     
  11. VintageEveryday

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    success: i found a beautiful rest-red 1940s gab loop shirt with a big honkin' spearpoint collar IN MY SIZE (ASDDFGHKK) for 65 bucks.
     
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  12. VintageEveryday

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    correction: this should say "rust"; not "rest".
     
  13. Benzadmiral

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    I've checked out Darcy Clothing, and like their Old School Cricket Shirt.
     

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